April Fool's Day is a thing but why? Pat and Eric did some research to find out and they came up with some interesting stuff. This story has paper fish, calendar confusion, mythology (of course), and a major religious figure's circumcision.
A listener asks why tabletop soccer is called foosball, in the process of answering that, Pat and Eric stumble into the origin of the word soccer and how it is England's fault that Americans use that word.
So we all know an octopus has 8 legs, an octagon has 8 sides so by that logic October should be month number 8... but it isn't. In this episode Pat and Eric explain why and they discover a whole host of other screwy things about the calendar as well.
Ever wonder why we celebrate Halloween and how it got its name? Has the origin of the Jack'o'lantern perplexed you? This is the episode for you. Pat and Eric dig into their "spooky" origins. Listen long enough and you may just fall in love with mangel wurzels like they did